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A 23-year-old male asked:

I've tried my friends xanax (alprazolam) and i felt normal like i need it for my anxiety and depression what can i do to continue that feeling?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arman Roksar
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 27 years experience
Do not take Xanax (alprazolam): Please do not take medication that was not prescribed to you. This could be very dangerous. Xanax (alprazolam) is a controlled substance. It can be addictive.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See your physician : There are many various disorders which could cause anxiety and depression. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Do not self medicate and follow the instructions of your physician. Rec.: see your physician for examination, tests and referral, if needed, for the treatment.
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Xanax (alprazolam) may be part of the solution at first but it will often become less effective with continued use. It may even become an issue where withdrawal makes anxiety worse. I wonder if you are using other substances and the anxiety stems from withdrawal from those agents which include marijuana.
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Last updated May 12, 2016

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